Dance Coach Danny

DJ is in this dance troop at school. It’s called Orchesis. I think it’s Greek for “shake yo’ bootie.”

This spring, all of the juniors and seniors get to perform a solo. They pick their own music and choreograph their own moves. It’s pretty cool to see.

Since my big debut as a dancer in A Christmas Carol, I thought it appropriate for me to sort of give her some guidance as she began to brainstorm about her performance.

“DJ, you need to be creative. In past years, a lot of the solos have looked the same.”

“What do you mean dad?”

“Well, they all throw themselves on the floor, thrust their chests out, gracefully hold out their limbs… I mean, they look good and all, but it’s┬áthe same. You need to come up with some new moves.”

“I don’t know what you’re talking about…”

“They all do the same thing – you know, like this:”

I think she got the point. I’m looking forward to her creativity.

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  1. Mom

     /  January 22, 2014

    It’s great to have a Dad who can inspire you to greater heights! I’m sure your help will make ALL THE DIFFERENCE in her performance!

  2. hahhahahaha! I think DJ will totally get the idea of what not to do and come up with her own unique routine now! :) That was just awesome!

  3. That is hysterical – such a “dad” thing to do – love to hear the laughter in the background! BTW – where is your “Like” button? Haven’t seen it on the last several posts.

  4. Great moves!

  5. fitmom27

     /  January 22, 2014

    Lol, I’m sure your girls are thinking you are a rock star! That was great…….is D.J. planning on letting you help her choreograph?

  6. Aunt Susan

     /  January 22, 2014

    Are you still worried about embarrassing her? After that really? She is sooooooo on to you!


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